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Central and South America Program Coordinator:
Natalie Southwick
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Maynard Institute’s Martin Reynolds on challenges facing Black journalists and how US media needs to change

Martin Reynolds, a veteran journalist and editor, is co-executive director at the Emeryville, California-based Maynard Institute, which was established to help diversify newsrooms through training programs. A year after the Maynard Institute’s founding in 1977 — originally as the Institute for Journalism Education — people of color made up 4% of journalists nationwide, according to…

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Cuban journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez detained amid protests, awaiting trial

Miami, July 2, 2020–Cuban authorities should immediately release journalist Jorge Enrique Rodríguez and stop harassing the independent media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 28, security forces arrested Rodríguez, of the independent news site Diario de Cuba, and took him to the criminal processing center known as ‘Vivac in Havana, according to…

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Acusan a periodistas venezolanos de cometer delitos señalados en la ley contra el odio, y los ponen en arresto domiciliario

Miami, 25 de junio de 2020 — Las autoridades venezolanas deben retirar de inmediato todas las acusaciones contra los periodistas María Luisa “Mimi” Arriaga y Marco Aurelio Antoima, y dejar de emplear la ley contra el odio venezolana para perseguir a la prensa, declaró hoy el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por…

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Honduras adopta Código Penal que mantiene los ‘delitos contra el honor’

Nueva York, 26 de junio de 2020 – En respuesta a la entrada en vigor, el día de ayer, de un nuevo Código Penal en Honduras que mantiene sanciones penales por los llamados “delitos contra el honor”, entre ellos la calumnia y la injuria, el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus…

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Brazilian police open criminal investigation into journalist Rafael Ventura for slander and defamation

Rio de Janeiro, June 26, 2020 — Brazilian authorities should drop a criminal investigation into journalist Rafael Ventura and refrain from investigating reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On April 1, police in Ribeirão Pires, in São Paulo state, opened a criminal slander and defamation inquiry into Ventura, editor of…

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Honduras enacts penal code maintaining ‘crimes against honor’

New York, June 26, 2020 – In response to yesterday’s enactment of a new penal code in Honduras that maintains criminal penalties for so-called “crimes against honor,” including insult and slander, the Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following statement: “Honduran lawmakers and President Juan Orlando Hernández had plenty of time to do the right…

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Photojournalist Christoff Griffith killed at crime scene in Barbados

Miami, June 26, 2020 – Authorities in Barbados must thoroughly investigate the killing of photojournalist Christoff Griffith and ensure those responsible are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Griffith is the first journalist CPJ has recorded as killed in relation to his work in Barbados. On June 22, in St. Michael,…

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Venezuelan journalists charged under anti-hate law, held on house arrest

Miami, June 25, 2020 — Venezuelan authorities should immediately drop all charges against journalists María Luisa “Mimi” Arriaga and Marco Aurelio Antoima, and stop using the country’s anti-hate law to persecute the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 18, agents from the Venezuelan judicial police raided Arriaga’s home in the El…

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Los servicios de inteligencia de Argentina espiaron al periodista Hugo Alconada Mon durante la gestión del presidente Macri

Miami, 18 de junio de 2020 – Las autoridades argentinas deben realizar una investigación exhaustiva sobre el espionaje a periodistas durante la gestión del Gobierno anterior, y hacer rendir cuentas a los responsables, declaró hoy el Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ, por sus siglas en inglés). El 15 de junio, en el…

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Argentine intelligence services surveilled journalist Hugo Alconada Mon under Macri administration

Miami, June 18, 2020 – Argentine authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the surveillance of journalists under the previous presidential administration, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On June 15, at the Federal Court of Lomas de Zamora, judge Federico Villena presented evidence showing that Argentina’s Federal…

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